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When you are waiting for your baby to arrive, get familiar with preparing a formula feed. Here’s a step-by-step guide for new moms and dads to prepare a formula feed. The following article also includes these bottle-feeding (formula) FAQs:

  • How to choose a baby milk formula for your baby?
  • How do you make baby milk?
  • How much formula should my baby drink per feed?
  • Does boiling water damage the formula?
  • Does baby milk need to be warm?
  • Is the baby milk bottle microwave safe?
  • How to prepare formula for night feeds

How to choose a baby milk formula for your baby?

How to choose a baby milk formula for your baby?
How to choose a baby milk formula for your baby?
How to choose a baby milk formula for your baby?
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How do you make baby milk?

Here’s a step-by-step guide to preparing a formula feed for new moms and dads. Do remember always wash your hands before you prepare the infant formula.

  1. Boil clean water and let it cools down to 50°C
  2. Wash your hands thoroughly
  3. Sanitize the milk bottle with a dishwasher and hot water
  4. Pour the required water into the milk bottle
  5. Add the amount of milk powder needed to the bottle
  6. Shake the bottle until the powder dissolved
  7. Test the temperature (around 36°C) on the inside of your wrist
How to prepare a baby milk formula feed
How to prepare a baby milk formula feed
How to prepare a baby milk formula feed

It’s better to prepare the baby formula 1 hour before the feeding and finish the feeding within 2 hours once the infant formula is prepared.

 You should throw away any unused or remained baby milk after feeding. This is because the saliva of the baby may cause bacteria to grow.

Bottle-Feeding (Formula) FAQs

How much infant formula should my baby drink per feed?

Every child is different. So, every mother should depend on her baby’s needs to decide the amount of formula feed and frequency of feeding.  Below is the brief guide for the new mums and dads as a reference.

Age Newborn -1 Month 1-3 Month
Frequency 8-12x day 6-8x day
Amount per feeding 2-3 oz per feed (Every 2-3 hours) 3-6 oz per feed (Every 3 hours)
How much infant formula should my baby drink per feed?

Does boiling water damage the formula?

Yes. According to Reuters’ news report, It is because the formula powder will clump up and cannot mix and dissolve easily. The high temperature also results in the infant formula’s denaturing of vitamins and proteins.

Does boiling water damage the formula?

Does baby milk need to be warm?

No, you don’t need to warm baby formula before feeding. Babies can even drink cold formula and it’s up to your babies’ needs.

Is the baby milk bottle microwave safe?

It depends on the milk bottle’s materials. You can use the microwave to disinfect the milk bottle.

However, you should never use the microwave to warm the baby milk as it cannot heat the milk formula evenly and cause hot spots. These hot spots can burn your child’s mouth and throat

How to prepare formula for night feeds?

Making fresh bottles at night for your babies is not easy. You can prepare the needed amounts of milk formula and refrigerate the milk bottle. Then, put the pre-prepare bottle into a bowl of hot water to warm it up before feeding.

However, you should never use the microwave to warm the baby milk as it cannot heat the milk formula evenly and cause hot spots. As a result, these hot spots can burn your child’s mouth and throat.

How to prepare formula for night feeds?

Looking for baby milk products, check out the blog below or visit Watsons website to shop milk formula for your babies.

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Source: NHS, CDC

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